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Self Sufficiency Standard


Dr. Pearce was featured on PBS Newshour to explain what goes into a bare-bones budget and the minimum needed for a family to survive on their own without public or private assistance.


Dr. Pearce explains what it takes to get by in Seattle and Washington State to the Seattle Times as part of their project on family homelessness.


Dr. Pearce discusses the origins and the structure of the Self-Sufficiency Standard for the UW School of Social Work.

You can also listen to Dr. Pearce's appearance on "The Measure of Everyday Life," where she discusses the Standard with our partners in North Carolina. Click here to download an mp3 file of the episode.